Friday during lunch, I picked up more interior paint for my home. I went with a recycled paint thinking it was good paint and the right thing to do. If nobody uses recycled paint what's the point of recycling the excess paint. Metro is an Oregon government entity that gathers up the paint from paint stores and municipal waste and recycling centers all over Oregon and then tests, mixes, and blends it to some selected colors as the brand Metropaint.
So far, so good as my exterior of my home has had the paint on it for two years and it looks great and is lasting. This weekend I painted the bathroom with the recycled paint. At times there was more paint on me and unintended surfaces than the walls but that's another story.
”MetroPaint is screened for quality and reblended into desirable colors. MetroPaint goes through a strict color-matching process to ensure the colors are consistent from one gallon to the next. “
Choosing MetroPaint supports an effort that has remade millions of gallons of latex paint, keeping these reusable resources out of landfills.
Using recycled paint:
- decreases a project's carbon footprint
- reduces the need for landfill space
- conserves the water needed to make new paint
- prevents pollution from the mining and extraction of raw materials.”
Are there recycled paints in your area, have you tried them? You may be surprised at the quality and savings as well as not filling up the landfill.